...with what project time? That is the question. Sigh.
* plant primroses in twos and threes throughout shadier beds
* plant bulbs (not too crazy this year, since I'm not sure how much of last year's extravaganza will come back...nonetheless will add lots of itty bitty daffodils in the side yard, since my dry shade book claims that they fare reasonably well in those conditions, and some crocuses in the sunnier parts of the back yard)
* weeding: roadside, driveway border, side yard path
* hit up Rideau Woodland Ramble for another shrimpy evergreen
* hit up Artistic Landscaping Design for a cutleaf sumac - having marvelled at the gorgeousness of one I saw in a former colleague's garden, I've decided that I really do need one
* top up river rocks around side yard path
* clean up side yard path and carport, AGAIN
This is my second garden, which I am putting in around my first house. When we got here in July 2008 the yard consisted of grass and a two-foot-wide border wildly overgrown with hydrangeas, ferns, daylilies, and weeds. I aspire to replace as much lawn as possible with carefree cottage-garden riots of colour and texture.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Conditions: Zone 5a; soft, well-drained soil that tends towards sand and probably acid, thanks to a big white pine; mixed sun and dappled shade
Recent highly entertaining internet mob justice elsewhere got me to thinking, and I figured I should point out the following:
The only pictures on this blog that belong to me are those linked from my PhotoBucket account. I sometimes link to images from elsewhere on the internet, but this in no way implies ownership or permission - the images are used for illustrative purposes only (usually to show what plant I'm talking about when I don't yet own one or when mine is still shrimpy). If I've used an image of yours and you would like it removed from this site, please let me know and I'll take it down immediately. I maintain Poppycockles purely for my own reference and entertainment; it is not "monetized" and does not generate revenue for me in any way.